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Transportation Art by Youth - Oro Valley 2018

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, in partnership with the Town of Oro Valley and Pima Association of Governments (PAG), oversees the Summer Youth Art Project in Oro Valley. The 2018 project is located at the entrance to the Oro Valley Community Center and incorporate themes of community diversity, public recreation, and transportation. 

Under the direction and mentorship of Teaching Artist Supervisors, local high school and middle school students design and construct a Public Art installation every three years at a transportation related site.The program allows youth to acquire both artistic experience and valuable work ethic. ​ The students' concepts and techniques are aimed at humanizing the roadway system, enhancing urban gateway features, and helping define the unique identify of their respective communities. Each summer an average of 40 to 50 youth benefit from the program, which was established in 1995.

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